Anne Akiko Meyers | violin
Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the world’s most esteemed violinists and has been described as “a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind of expressive color” (San Diego Union-Tribune).
After the sensational world premiere of Fandango by Arturo Márquez with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 2021, Anne’s 2022-23 season includes performances of the work at Walt Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City for the 50th Anniversary of the Festival Internacional Cervantino, as well as appearances with the Detroit, Nashville, Princeton, San Diego, San Jose, and Tucson Symphony Orchestras. In November, she returns to the Kennedy Center to premiere Michael Daugherty’s Blue Electra, a work about Amelia Earhart, with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Anne has inspired today’s leading composers to create new violin repertoire and premiered new music with symphony orchestras globally. She has worked closely with Mason Bates, Jakub Ciupinski, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Jennifer Higdon, Morten Lauridsen, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Márquez, Arvo Pärt, Gene Pritsker, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Somei Satoh, and Adam Schoenberg, among others.
Anne is one of today’s most prolific recording artists, having recently released Shining Night, her 40th album, and is a staple of streaming platforms and classical radio stations. Her recording of Somei Satoh’s Birds in Warped Time II was used by architect Michael Arad for his design submission which became The World Trade Center Memorial in lower Manhattan. She has appeared twice on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, CBS Sunday Morning, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Morning Edition, and Great Performances honoring John Williams.
Anne was born in San Diego and studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the Juilliard School with legendary teacher Dorothy DeLay. She has received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Colburn School of Music. Anne performs on the Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, dated 1741, considered by many to be the finest sounding violin in existence and endorses Larsen Strings.